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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
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Unstable Molecule

Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: I'm here for similar reasons.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 at 11:30:44 am EDT (Viewed 253 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why do you guys come here anyway?
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 at 03:12:30 pm EDT (Viewed 275 times)

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I find the discourse here to be intelligent and well-constructed. A lot of political discussions on other boards quickly devolve into trolling, name-calling and a legion of posters who are clearly paid by the parties to swing the popular opinion their way. Here it's like a quiet, private corner to have an intelligent conversation.

Yes, it largely swings left here. Maybe it's up for debate, but I think comics raised me to be liberal. Those who do argue on the right here are equally intelligent, in my opinion. Sumidor, for example, is a great addition, because he argues his points rationally and (almost) convincingly. There was one right-leaning poster whose posts were really just tantrums, but I think he has been blocked. I consider myself a centrist, but let's be honest - a centrist in Canada would be considered extremely liberal by either party in the United States.

Anyway, I enjoy this little troll-free corner of the web. I don't always respond to posts, but usually that means I'm not all that invested in the topic.

There is a genuine will to try discussing topics here. Sure there are occasional outbursts and trolls, but it's nothing like most of the Net.

Being Canadian too, and a bit more left from center by Canadian standards, mean I'm usually pretty far from US right. Still, I try my best to judge ideas and arguments, rather than peoples.

I'd love to have more articulated right wing posters. Sadly, many of those that used to post here were not that good at argumentation and often couldn't make the difference between an opinion and a fact.

The fun of arguing is mostly what I like when I come here. That and Super heroes...

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